When you feel guilty about cutting your toenails

That was me, yesterday.  And I only did it because I was afraid that they would poke through my shoes and then I'd have to buy new ones, wasting more time and money.

It was one of those days.  I wanted, no I needed, to get so many things done.  On top of the usual Mammy things of course.

So yesterday I...

...Went for a run.  It's essential for carers to be fit and strong you know.

...Washed my hair.  I also believe that it's a human right to be able to wash your hair at least once a week, Irish Water take note.  I tried to embrace the idea of the wavy frizzy natural look.   That only lasted until bedtime when I set the alarm extra early so I could straighten it in the small hours.

...Ordered more nappies.

...Followed up all emails and phone calls.

...Checked the finances and chased up a outstanding payments.  Again.

...Baked healthy muffins.

...Hoovered and shampooed the hall, stairs and landing carpet.

...Researched new options for getting a July Provision Tutor for Smiley (a replacement for the school summer camp that will be only one week now, leaving me 8 weeks to fill)

...Shopping in Lidl

...Home educated my son.

...Sought advice from my lovely Facebook friends, and made arrangements to tackle the reasons why I was home educating my son.

...Kept pushing ahead with the 'Ten burpees every time you fancy a chocolate bar' diet.  I invented it, based on a video I saw on twitter recently.  It's quite effective, and I can guarantee you won't want to eat anything for a while after each set of 10!  I haven't actually tested it in the supermarket though..

But life got in the way, as usual.

Some things didn't get done.

...No progress on getting a new credit card or passport, which means less expenditure (good) and being unable to attend an overseas funeral (upsetting).

...Booking medical, dental and eye appointments.

...Changing that light bulb.  Only remembered after dark. As usual.

...Tackling the in-tray.

...Finding a cookery course for teenagers.  My son's choice of summer activity.  All ideas welcome!

...Work out ways to save money, water, power, energy, and anything else the Government thinks of taxing!

...Mend all the broken things around the house.  Unless we have visitors I actually forget that it's not normal to switch on a cooker using a screwdriver...

...Stay awake.

Ah well, today is another day.  And at least I now have neatish toenails.



20 comments:

  1. and breathe, don't forget to breathe xxx

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  2. I hear you. I actually crossed dentist off my list last week. First visit since before Boo was born and only prompted by toothache. Still working on opticians and other medical stuff for me. My to-do list gets longer every day despite sitting down to tackle it every day. And this morning I burst into tears after demanding a shower as I didn't get to have one yesterday...

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    1. Yep, it all gets too much sometimes, it really does xx

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  3. OMG what a productive day you had, it puts me to shame. Im going to try harder tomorrow :)
    Aud x

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    1. It's so not worth it, the 'to do' list seems just as long today! Xx

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  4. You achieved in a day what I'd be lucky to achieve in a week. AND you wrote a blog post about it. Hats off to you. I'd say you're doing pretty darn well, myself.

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    1. That's so not true, I know exactly how hard you work Molly! But thanks for your lovely comment xx

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  5. What a busy day you have had. Sending you a virtual drink and hug xxx

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  6. Eish, I am sure you find that you don't have enough hours in a day! Such a busy day. You are now homeschooling?

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    1. I'm only home schooling on the days that he is not in school. I find it very stressful, but I now think that is because I never know which days, so I have no plan x

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  7. Wow - you got loads done. Don't put so many expectations on yourself (that's where I went wrong and ended up with PND). Have you decided to home-school now? I know i've said it so many times before but homeschooling is just awesome!!! xxx

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    1. At this stage I'd be happy to home-school, but so far he is refusing! xxx

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  8. I find that my feet are the last to get seen to. You actually got an amazing amount done for one day. Maybe I should take up running?

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  9. Somedays I get up and by the end of the day I think the most I have achieved was actually staying alive! I wonder do we ever feel we did enough? If you ask me you were one very busy mama!

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    1. I know what you mean. I never feel that I've done enough!

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  10. Laughing at the turning the cooker on with a screwdriver!!
    At least you have electricity and food to cook, so I suppose that is the up side!!!

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